Thursday, July 19, 2018

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian

My mom, my daughter and myself recently returned to the Grand Floridan Resort for afternoon tea; and once again, we had a delightful experience.

Afternoon tea is served at The Garden View Lounge, located on the first floor of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, daily from noon to 4:00 PM. Reservations are highly suggested. 

(Our first visit was in 2011. We had a lovely experience then and had been wanting to return!)

We were seated promptly (actually ahead of our scheduled reservation).  Since my mother is allergic to strawberries and my daughter is allergic to peanuts, a chef was sent to our table to discuss the various options. The waitress then returned to take our order. 

I decided on a traditional English Breakfast Tea. My mom chose a decaf tea. 
We each received our own tea pot. 

A tea cozy kept our tea pot pipping hot.

My daughter ordered cold chocolate milk which is also served in a tea pot. 

My mother ordered the Derbyshire Tea ($35).
I decided on the Cheshire Tea -- which is basically the same as the Derbyshire Tea but served with an additional course of fruit and cheese ($50). 
My daughter selected the children's option, Mrs. Potts Tea ($23). 

All tiers came with a medley of finger sandwiches and an onion tart.

My mom especially enjoyed the chicken curry sandwich. 
My favorite was the onion tart!

For dessert, I chose the assorted pastries (shown on the top tier).

And my mom selected the seasonal trifle (which was blueberry and lemon on this visit).
I tried a bite of the dessert and it was amazing! 

We both received scones served with lemon curd, fresh cream and strawberry jam; 
along with a jam tart.  By this time, my tummy was getting quite full!

Overall, everything was delightful--the setting, the food, the tea, and the service.  It was an enjoyable afternoon that I will not forget anytime soon.